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  1. Ringo

    Seldom Seen Old Pics of Famous Musicians

    No it is Clem Clempson, he was in Humble Pie after Frampton left
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    Fogerty’s Kustom

    I believe some of the original Kustom amps came with factory JBLs. A very long time ago when I started playing seriously, I had a BF Bassman head and one of the huge 2-12 Fender cabinets. My buddy had a Kustom head and a 3-15 cabinet. We used to haul those around in his Mercury Bobcat (Pinto)...
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    5-way rotary switch on Strat?

    The standard lever style 3 way or 5 way switch is hard to beat for ease of use, I have owned a couple of guitars that had rotary switches, Gibson L6S and an older original PRS, I didn't like the rotary switch on either one, hard to know which position you were in and not nearly as easy to use...
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    Best speakers for '78 SF Twin Reverb

    Neo speakers will help - a little, still going to be heavy, most of the weight is in the chassis. Some folks go to a head / speaker cab to make it easier to transport. Good luck.
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    Any Catalyst Fans on TDP?

    I have a 100 watt 1-12 Catalyst, I like it a lot much better than I liked any of the 3 Boss Katana amps that I owned. You really need to play through one yourself to determine if it will work for your needs. Like many amps it's not perfect but the basic amp tones are great, good reverb and...
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    Best Cheap Les Paul Style Guitar

    No personal experience with the Sire LP style guitar but I have read many great reviews, the Sire S7 Strat style guitar that I bought is killer
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    Freeway Switch?

    Hey Eddie, is the ground wire even necessary? Years ago, I added a DIY baseplate to a Strat bridge pickup, I didn't use a ground, and I never noticed any issue.
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    Quilter Aviator Cub US – Speaker swap?

    Glad it worked out for you, tone quest is a very personal and subjective thing, I used the Jensen Tornado 100 in the past in a Deluxe Reverb and liked the speaker. I briefly owned a Quilter Aviator Cub, the stock speaker sounded ok to me but I found the amp to be very bright.
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    335 wiring shielded or not

    Cans on the pots too IIRC?
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    Freeway Switch?

    I had a Strat with one, the switch seemed very sturdy, not like the cheap import switches. With the switch in the down position you have the standard 5 pickup combinations. I used 250K pots, I don't think it matters at all to the switch what pots you use :) I don't know about a baseplate how or...
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    Acoustic amps from the 70s - any good?

    A friend had an Acoustic SS guitar amp with a 4-10 cab many years ago, my Strat sounded great through that amp, and he had a 70s Les Paul that I thought sounded good through it too. Very clean and loud good reverb. Would be interesting to compare it now and see what I'd think about it.
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    Mosky Obsessive Drive, which OCD version?

    I like the Mosky, close enough to the real deal for me and especially now that the price of the Fulltone pedals has gone crazy.
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    What is the most interesting or unique-sounding pickup you know that fits in a standard humbucker route?

    What guitar do you have the Bluesbucker in? and are you using a set or just one?
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    5 new sounds from your strat with one switch? Yes please!

    I had a Strat with one of the Freeway 10 switches, it is very cool IMO. Your stock 5 pickup combinations, plus some series combinations, neck and bridge etc..and it is very easy to use, well thought out. You get 5 more pickup combinations for less than the cost of a single pickup assuming that...
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    thoughts - quality, value, work needed; 1962 6G5-A Pro

    I had an old brown Vibrasonic a few years ago, among many other issues it was missing the cap can, it was an odd size and I could not find one anywhere. I had a friend who does sheet metal work make one, that's probably what happened with this amp. That amp has a LOT of issues, will never be a...
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    How to ship an amp inexpensively?

    You can source good free boxes sometimes at places like auto body shops (bubble wrap too!) or pet stores - aquarium boxes. I find boxes by the dumpsters all the time. And as mentioned the styrofoam insulation sheets are cheap and good packing material. Wally did an amazing job of packing that...
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    Had no clue you could use a bass head for guitar

    Not tube amps but the old SS Kustom amps were pretty much the same for the whole line, Bass, Guitar, PA, other than the bass amps didn't have reverb or tremolo. My first real amp was a BF Bassman head and really I should have just quit there, wish I still had it. The Bassman heads have a "bass"...
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    Piano value…

    Someone with a machine shop might want it though, my brother in law and his dad have a machine shop, they have the newer CAD stuff but a lot of older machines too, for smaller jobs he said it's often faster to do it old school.
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    All the other Beatles hated Paul’s song Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.

    I'm not crazy about Maxwell's Silver Hammer either, a weird song. I'm a big Beatles fan, they are probably the reason I wanted to learn to play guitar.
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    Jerry Lee Lewis Will Never Be Understood - Kenny Vaughan

    Well anyway ... back to JJL, I saw him perform once at the local fair about 37 years ago, he was the last one to come on, the Gatlin Brothers were first (very good) then Roy Orbison who was absolutely GREAT!!!!! Jerry Lee was on last, the sound mix was like a cranked jukebox, which is pretty...
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    Cool new guitar Mi Musi Virgo Fusion Teleish ...

    Played the sparkle axe at rehearsal last night, I liked the humbucker sounds and mixing single coil / humbucker, single coil mode alone is kinda thin sounding. But I expected that. There are some humbuckers that sound great split and in single coil mode, Fralin, Tom Anderson and others, if I...
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    Series Wiring in Strat

    Strat Tele other single coils do sound better in series if they are not real hot pickups, hotter pickups in series get real muddy sounding to me. I had a Gibson L6S one time, hot humbuckers, and there was a series combination, I didn't like it.
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    PRS jumps in the ocean: Horsemeat and Windy Mary?

    I guess all the "good" names were already taken, gotta be hard to come up with an original pedal name these days!
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    Series Wiring in Strat

    the Freeway 10 switch is very cool, basically the stock 5 tones on one side, then click the switch over and you get some series combinations plus neck and bridge. And check out Deaf Eddie's site, he has some cool Strat wiring options.
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    Recommendations for budget FRFR bare speakers?

    Check out what Quilter is using, and all the speaker builders make speakers specifically tailored for modelers. Most full range speakers are PA speakers.